Southern Biscuits
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Southern Biscuits
  Southern    Biscuits  
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:59:07 AM. Recipe ID 22019. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Southern biscuits
 Categories: Taste
      Yield: 4 Servings
 
     12 oz White Lily flour
      1 ts Baking soda
      1 ts Cream of tartar
    3/4 ts Salt
      3 oz Chilled lard
    3/4 c  Buttermilk, 1/4 cup more if
           Necessary
           Flour
 
  Weigh out 12 ounces of flour and put it in a sifter. Add the baking
  soda, cream of tartar and salt. Sift all into a bowl. Weigh out 3
  ounces of chilled lard and break it into 1 inch chunks. Cut the lard
  into the flour with 2 knives or a pastry cutter. Fold in the
  buttermilk in 3 parts. ( Use 1/4 cup more buttermilk if necessary.)
  Only fold in the buttermilk until it's just blended. Work lightly.
  
  Lightly dust the table with flour. (Use as little flour as possible)
  Work the dough with fingertips only until it just holds together.
  Roll out dough 1/2inch thick. Dip biscuit cutter in flour and punch
  out 12 biscuits.
  
  Don't use a glass to punch out the biscuits and don't twist the
  cutter. You need a clean cut that doesn't compress the dough so the
  biscuits will rise easily.
  
  You can stack scraps and roll them out in order to cut more biscuits.
  Put biscuits on ungreased baking sheet.
  
  Put the biscuits close together but not touching. If they're too
  close, the edges won't cook and the biscuits will have a cakey
  texture too far apart and they'll brown too soon and be raw in the
  middle.
  
  Bake at 450 degrees. Until tops are golden brown, about 15 to 17
  minutes.
  
  Yield: 12 or more biscuits
  




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Recipe ID 22019 (Apr 03, 2005)

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